Royal Marines Reserve
As a Royal Marines Reservist, you'll be one of about 600 people who combine their civilian day jobs with serving part-time as fully-trained Commandos. Most have no previous military experience. What we have in common is that we're all volunteers. Like the regular Royal Marines Commandos, you'll be trained to operate in any location, environment and terrain. We're specialists in mountain and extreme cold-weather warfare, trained in climbing, skiing and mountaineering. As a Reservist, you'll complete exactly the same rigorous commando course as the regular Royal Marines. We do not make allowances and there are no favours given. As a result though, you'll be able to do the same job to the same standard. The proof is that roughly 10% of the Royal Marines Reserve are currently serving on long-term attachments in regular Royal Marine units.
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Are you right for this role?
You should have the following qualifications:
British, Irish and Commonwealth citizens may join the RMR. Nationality restrictions may apply for certain specialisations. Only men can serve in the RMR. You need to be between 16 and 32 years old, though in exceptional circumstances enlistment after the age of 32 may be authorised, and age limits do not apply to applicants with former Regular or Reserve service.
You should like
- A Sense of Adventure
- Working in Challenging Environments
- Working as Part of a Team
- Outdoor Activities
You should have these skills
- Good Physical and Mental Stamina
- Honesty and Integrity